George Washington Papers

Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Henry Knox, 12 October 1794

Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Henry Knox

Carlisle [Pa.] Octor 12. 1794


Taking into consideration all circumstances, the President has determined that there will be no occasion for him to proceed with the troops further than Bedford, & that he will return from that place to Philada. He therefore directs me to request you to countermand any orders you may have given in consequence of my letter of the 9 Inst. & to desire that the waggon with Tents &c. &c. for him may be stopt—& in short that none of the articles which Mr Hodgdon was requested to prepare may be sent on as the President will have no use for them.1

Early Tomorrow morng we leave this place. I am &c.


ADfS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DLC:GW.

1Knox replied to Dandridge on 16 Oct.: “You will direct Colonel Blaine relatively to the Presidents Waggon, it departed here the 11th, and was to be at Carlile the 14th or 15th. It will be a pity the articles should be sent back” (DLC:GW). On that same date he wrote to Ephraim Blaine, “Arrest the Presidents Waggon until You receive his orders. push on the clothing” (DLC: Ephraim Blaine Papers).

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